Will we ever be able to get more than 12 secs of video?
If you add an SD card, you can turn on continuous recording or event recording. The event recording records the longer of 1 minute, or until the motion stops.
I can’t find the setting for ‘event recording’. Is there a setting that needs to be on or off for it to show? Running latest firmware and app version on IOS. Have an SD card in the cam with 14.8 G of available space. Thanks!
From the main Devices tab of the app, pick your camera, then pick the gear icon in the upper right. From there my settings may be slightly different from yours (I’m in the beta program). I pick Advanced Settings, then under that turn on the Local recording to micro SD card, then pick Record on event.
Aha! That explains it. I’m not using the beta, so all I have is ‘record alerts only’ and ‘continuous recording’. Thanks for the info, I’ll wait for that to be put in the ‘real’ version.
I think “record alerts only” is the same thing. They just updated the wording
I know we shouldn’t expect too much with free cloud storage but 30 seconds would be much more reasonable. Perhaps a premium service for longer length and retention?
+1. 12 seconds is too short - esp if you place your camera to overlook a door (eg garage door) or even the walkway. 12 sec is just about when the person comes within recognizable range. 12 second or record all locally are 2 very extreme options. A longer duration will certainly help with security applications and peace of mind.
12 seconds is too short. Please increase to 30 secs. or this should be in the features section so one knows about this before buying. See SD card wont really do as the thieves may just take the whole camera with them.
I agree. I don’t mind that it is 12 seconds as a minimum for a motion trigger, but if the person or car is still causing the motion and is still in the frame, it either needs to extend or trigger a new 12 second clip immediately following the first one.
waste of money in its current 12 second capture.
I just purchased the cam and 12 sec Alert video is too short. I get to see the garage door open but that is it, I cannot see who walks in. If server storage is the issue then shorten the length that of time the data stays online - configurable option of course. Other than that, the camera is cool.
+1 for longer alert video.
I realize there has to be some kind of limit, but ideally the alert would also have an option to record either 30 seconds or x number of seconds after motion stops, whichever is longer.
The length of the alert recording determines the delay between motion detection and your notification (12 seconds later vs 30+ seconds later), so it’s a trade-off between immediate notification and longer recording.
If we’re talking about a potential thief/vandal situation where the camera itself is stolen/destroyed then recording and uploading multiple small clips would be best to ensure at least one of the clips gets uploaded before the camera loses power.
I imagine all these settings are already in place (just preset and not exposed to the end user) so it shouldn’t take much effort to add more “advanced” options. Throwing it into an Advanced menu would preserve the clean UI for typical users but wouldn’t deter those of us who need more control.
Agreed. There should be an option for 15/30 seconds. I am glad that it starts recording a few seconds before the incident happens.
I have a 32 GB card that meets the requirements and I have the option for local storage on and I still only see 12 second captures. Also, if I switch to continuous, will the camera stop recording when the memory card is full, or will it roll off the oldest and continue recording new video?